Awake in the World Podcast show

Awake in the World Podcast

Summary: Awake in the World Podcast is a library of talks on a wide-range of topics, including bringing mindfulness and meditation practice into daily life; personal and community issues regarding mental health; and social change. The podcasts are recorded at live events so you might hear coughing, airplanes, cars, sirens, laughter, and peoples’ questions—all part of the intimate experience. Michael Stone was an internationally-recognized Buddhist teacher, author, host of the Awake in the World podcast, and mental health advocate.

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Podcasts:

 The Way Seeking Heart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:53

Michael offers an introduction to the the five day silent New Year's Retreat. Michael talks about what can show up on retreat, and Dogen’s idea of the Way Seeking Heart. Recorded December 28, 2010.

 The Stages of Meditation Practice, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:01

Michael talks about how the person in us who is sick has the resources to take care of the parts of us that are not sick. This paradox is the entry point of maturing meditation practice. Recorded December 21, 2010.

 The Stages Of Meditation Practice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:30

Michael begins talking about the snow and the differences between people and birds, and then ends up speaking about the map of what to look for in meditation practice over time. Recorded Dec 14, 2010.

 Make this Country Safe for Poetry! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:36

Annual Poetry Evening. Erin Robinsong, Sarah Selecky, Michael Stone read from their favourite poems. A wonderful evening of words to support practice. Recorded Nov. 30, 2010.

 Spiritual Practice that Supports Community | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:58

Michael talks about the G20, the power of shared attention, and how letting go of fixed views opens us up to community. When we are attentive to suffering we are more tender and connected. A self connected with others is a political self. Recorded November 16, 2010.

 Your Inner Child Never Grows Up! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:28

A talk by Michael on how even the best meditators have old wounds that need attention. He talks about how we need support for working with old patterns of our psychology that spiritual practices may not reach. Recorded Nov 09, 2010.

 When Thorns Grow in Our Practice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:01

A talk and group exercise for working with thorns when they begin to grow on the branches of our practice and in our lives. Recorded Nov. 2, 2010.

 Who Am I If Not This Mask? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:21

Michael continues his month-long discussion about masks and how they shouldn't stick to your face. He gives the sangha some homework. Recorded Oct 11, 2010.

 Asking the Master | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:28

Michael introduces Case 12 of the Mumonkon, "The Master". He ties waking up with social action and the teachings of the Burmese Monks who visited the evening prior. A funny and lively talk with practices you can use in your life. Recorded Oct 5, 2010.

 I've Stopped: Can You? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:13

Michael tells the story of Angulimala, a murderer who met the Buddha and changed his ways though was still stoned to death. This teaching illustrates how we are never free of karma and that our conduct always shapes our lives. Recorded Sept 28, 2010.

 Deeply Secret Mind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:06

Jen Whitney investigates a favourite koan of hers and relates it to the passing of Michael and how the community can move forward from here. Recorded at the Eight-Day Silent Meditation Retreat in France, August 2017.

 How Do You Use All Your Hands & Eyes? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:49

Part two of Michael describing how to "enter the path of practice" and become a committed student at Centre of Gravity. Recorded Sept. 15, 2010.

 Mountains Are Not Mountains | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:59

Jen Whitney explores the famous saying by Seigen Ishin, integrating the wisdom of poet David Budbill. Recorded at the Eight-Day Silent Meditation Retreat in France, August 2017.

 Freeing the Body, Freeing the Mind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:47

Book Launch at the Shambhala Centre on Freeing the Body, Freeing the Mind: Yoga and Buddhism. Recorded Sept. 9, 2009.

 Without Ideals of Violence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:40

Jen Whitney discusses working with ideals, expectations, and perfection, and turning towards it with love. Recorded at the Eight-Day Silent Meditation Retreat in France, August 2017. Jen Whitney teaches yoga and dharma with a small sangha in Brooklyn. She studied with Michael for many years as part of his mentorship program and is currently pursuing her MA and Ph.D. in Psychology at The New School.

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